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    I had a good look underneath the D2 today, and got a hellavu skrik, there is no protection, like niks, nothing, nada, nil!

    Compared to the Rubicon where you cannot see anything but steel plates...


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    Guards etc readily available, but most of the time you'll be sliding / skidding on the chassis rails, with the vulnerable bits tucked up out of harm's way.

    My truck has mahoosive dents in the chassis to prove this.
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    Default Discovery 2: Underbody protection

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
    I had a good look underneath the D2 today, and got a hellavu skrik, there is no protection, like niks, nothing, nada, nil!

    Compared to the Rubicon where you cannot see anything but steel plates...

    Not required, shopping centre kerbs can't reach the underbody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
    I had a good look underneath the D2 today, and got a hellavu skrik, there is no protection, like niks, nothing, nada, nil!
    Compared to the Rubicon where you cannot see anything but steel plates...
    Dirk. I have a D2 V8 gearbox guard from Extreme4x4 if you are interested. I ended up making my own bash plate with Domex so that the whole underside can scrape over any rock obstacle.
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    I must say, I used my D2 v8 allot in the bush and never once scraped the underside... miskien was ek nie extreme genoeg nie... the D2 clearance is pretty good...
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    Quote Originally Posted by D-tox View Post
    I must say, I used my D2 v8 allot in the bush and never once scraped the underside... miskien was ek nie extreme genoeg nie... the D2 clearance is pretty good...
    Agreed. All depends what you want to do with your D2 (and any vehicle for that matter). For rock crawling you want to have plates that allow you to slide over rocks and that also prevent any piece of the chassis, body & transmission from being caught up on objects. But this is 'extreme'
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    Steering guard is perhaps a good idea, but like these guys say the rest hardly ever get damaged in "normal" offroad use.
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    like the front bash-plate, I'm sure the engine compartment must be hotter, as it restricts airflow..
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